Walking around

This weekend was the big birthday bash (1 of 2).  It was also his actual birthday.  I would love to post about that, but alas I took no pictures.  Sooooo I’m waiting until Eric has time to get the pictures off his camera.  It was a very nice party though, and Tyler had a good time, as far as I could tell, surrounded by a lot of family.  He was certainly very tired after it was all over.

Beyond the actual milestone of turning 1, he’s been showing us all kinds of new skills.  In the last 2 weeks, Tyler has really started walking a lot.  Even his teachers at school couldn’t believe how much he’s started doing in a very short amount of time.  I got a video of it on Friday the 1st.  He’s doing way better at this point though (although I think the video is adorable!), and walking has become his primary mode of transportation.

He’s also starting to make a little more sense when he talks to us now too.  He definitely can say ball (ba), mama, and dada.  He’s finally started waving too.  I was sitting across the room from him today, and he was looking at me.  I said “Hi, Tyler” and waved at him, and he waved right back.  Now if we could just figure out bye bye the same way!

Just today he’s started doing 2 new skills.  He started standing up in the middle of the floor without having to pull himself up.  I think this is what made him really start walking everywhere today.  The other is he’ll actually leave a room on his own.  I’m not sure this one is a great skill, but Tyler is certainly starting to show some independence.  I’m hoping this means he will not cling to me as much when I drop him off at daycare each morning.  It just breaks my heart when he cries when I leave.  Not that it lasts more than 30 seconds, but it’s still sad.

So now we’re quickly leaving babyhood behind and entering toddler-dom.  I can’t wait to see what it brings.  We got a taste of a tantrum today, so maybe I shouldn’t be looking forward to it!  It still means that my little guy is growing up way too quickly!


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